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Raju     Sutar

Born on 24th October 1971, at Pune.
Speaks Marathi, English & Hindi.

A well-read man with strong personal convictions, passed out of the Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalay, in 1992, specializing in Portraits.


Gallery7, Mumbai. (upto 2000)
SoulKurry.com. (2002)
Gallery Cymroza, Mumbai. (since 2002)

First Exhibition conducted in 1990, Abstract Paintings rendered in Oil on Canvas.

Exhibitions participated in to date include:

"Four Dimensions" A Show of a Quartet of Artists from Pune, at Bal Gandharva Kaladalan, in 1990.
"Rashtriya Kala Mela" at Bangalore in 1995.
"Art Preview" organized by Lions Club Pune Parvati, at Royal Western India - Turf Club in 1996.
"India at 50" a show of Water Colors and Acrylic on Canvas, inspired by the Indian Flag, conducted on the occasion of 50th of Independence, at Ravindra Kala Kunj Pune, in 1997.
"Café Sunrise" an on-going exhibition at a Café (A typical "Irani" restaurant) in Pune, in 1997.
"Art for Sustainable World" in the Aid of Narmada Bachao Aandolan held at Bal Gandharva Kaladalan, Pune in 1998.
"Art Exhibition" in the aid of Concern India Foundation at Holiday Inn Pune in 1998.
"Give & Take India-Holland" exchange exhibition by and at Gallery 'ARTIMIDIAIR' The Hague, Holland, in 1998.
"Festival of Paintings" a group show of 12 artists spanning 6 months 2 artists a month at Café Sunrise in 1998.
"Café Sunrise" an on-going exhibition at a Landmark Café (A typical "Irani" restaurant) in Pune, since 1999.
"Art for Kargil" in aid of Kargil Victims along with M.F. Husain at Holiday Inn Pune in 1999.
"Old Face of New City" an Artists Documentation of Pune using Dry Pastel on Paper at Café Sunrise in 2000.
"Van Gogh Picasso Studies" an exhibition at Studio S, Pune in March 2001.
"æxhibition of City Scapes" an Artists Documentation of Architectural heritage using Dry Pastel on Paper at The Tea Center, Mumbai from January 11th 2001 to 31st December 2001.
"Waking in the night" an exhibition of paintings based on a haiku by 17th Century Japanese poet Basho Matsua at Cafe Basho, Koregaon Park, Pune in October 2002.
"Art at Basho" an exhibition of paintings at Cafe Basho, Koregaon Park, Pune in November 2002.
"Art for Cause" exhibition of paintings to raise the funds for various cause, organized by Lions Club of Poona Kirkee Foundation, March 2003, Pune.
"Âmrüt - Ânubhâvã" exhibition of paintings from the series called "I am that", Gallery Art-scapes, Sun-n-Sand, Pune, July 2003.
"Magnetism" a group exhibition by Vaishali Oak, Anjali Gobel and Raju Sutar, At Waves Art Gallery, 31st January 2004, Pune.
"Drawings" an exhibition of drawings in India ink and acrylic on brown paper, 24th July 2004.
"LCM" an exhibition of miniature size contemporary art by various artists from India, at Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai, PART I 23rd August to 1st September 2004.
" Shishir 05" an exhibition of paintings by various young artists from the city of Pune, at Sudarshan art gallery, Pune 17th January 2005. The show was visited by eminent artist S.H. Raza.
"Shiva" (from the series: In conversation with Ellora) an exhibition of Drawings, Waves art Gallery, 18th to 27th November 2005, Pune.
"Deccan Contemporary" Group Show, artists from Pune, 30th dec. 2005 to 5th jan. 2006, Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi.
"Abstract 06" Group Show (four artists), Artspace India, 14th oct. to 28th oct. 2006, Kolkata, India.
"Selective Reality" duo exhibition at Ravindra Bhavan, Lalit kala Akademi, New Delhi 15th to 21st Jan. 2007.
"Suzlon: One Earth" worked as an art consultant on the global corporate house by Suzlon, executed several large size art installations in various media by several artists from all over the country.
"Tribute to Tyeb" a group painting at Waves Art Gallery, Pune, 2nd July to 15th July, Group of artists from Pune
"Contemporay Drawings I" an exhibition at Waves Art Gallery, Pune, 6th Feb to 14th Feb 2009 with Jamini Roy, ,Jogen Chowdhury, Sunil Das, ,Laxma Gaud, Nandudulal Mukherjee, Dilip Mitra, Ashok Bhowmik,Shuvprasanna.
"Calendar 2009" an exhibition at Waves Art Gallery, Pune, 2nd Jan to 10th Jan 2009 with T Vaikuntham, Shahbuddin Ahmed, Haku Shah, Paritosh Sen, Shuvprasanna, Akbar Padamsee, K G Subramanyam, M F Husain, Vaishali Oak, Jogen Chowdhury, S H Raza.
"The Game of Fortune" an exhibition at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune and Waves Art Gallery, Pune, 24th Oct. to 31st Oct. 2010.
Rendering Ajanta an exhibition at Waves Art Gallery, Pune, 27th Aug. to 4th Sept. 2010, with Dibakar Das, Mayura Khot, Snehal Kulkarni, Vaishali Oak.
"Sunrise Yellow: Homage to Vincent Van Gogh" an exhibition at Waves Art Gallery, Pune, 30th Mar. to 7th Apr. 2010, with Dhanashree Gosavi, Dibakar Das, Meenal Bhawsar, Santosh Shirsat, Vaishali Oak.
"Calendar 2010" an exhibition at Waves Art Gallery, Pune, 8th Jan. to 16th Jan. 2010, with Anjali Moghe, Dibakar Das, Dilip Mitra, Jamini Roy, Jogen Chowdhury, K. G. Subramanyam, Nanda Dulal Mukherjee, Shrinivas Mehetre, Sujit Roy Burman, Taposhi Ghoshal, Vaishali Oak.
"The Unquenchable Road" an art Installation at Waves Art Gallery, Pune,
7th Jan. to 15th Jan. 2011.

Participated in a Workshop for Preservation and Restoration of Art Conducted by INTACH Lucknow at Pune University in 1992.

Other activities:

"Homage to Picasso" a Live Group-Painting to celebrate the 110th Birthday of Pablo Picasso at a Saras Baug, a public Garden & Temple in Pune.
o Canvas Dimensions 5' x 5', 25th October 1991.

Art Direction for a Marathi Telefilm "Geet Gaate Indrayani" in 1991.

"Informals Contemporary Art Activities" Group Paintings at various Public Locations in Pune during 1993.

**"Homage to Miro" Dimension of Canvas 3' x 15'
**"Breathe Art for Peace" on Mumbai Bomb Blasts 6' x 30'
**"Pune Heritage" along with M. F. Husain on the opening of the Pune Festival 6' x 45'

"Bull Head" A Steel Scrap Sculpture for the Pune Municipal Corporation.
Size 16' x 20' x 18', 1994

"McBull at Motherland" a video about the visit of the eminent painter M. F Husain to his birth town Pandharpur in 1995.

"Adhuree" a 15 Min. 11 Sec video assemblage dedicated to 100 years of Cinema & M. F. Husain. This was an innovative attempt to express "Art Phases" in 1996.

"Diamond Ring" one of India's largest 'Acrylic on canvas' paintings at Gera Plaza Pune.
Dimension 24' x 24' covering the ceiling of the entrance Archway, 1996.

Involved in conceptualization of Indiaart.com - an ambitious On-line Art Gallery.

Conducted Workshops and presentations at the Picasso Metamorphosis organized by NGMA & Soulkurry.com at NGMA, Mumbai in the year 2002.

Conducted Workshop, followed by an exhibition for under privileged children, 24th Nov. 2003, Waves art Gallery, Pune.
Acclaim & Recognition:

Certificate of Merit for Creative Composition in 1989.
Bronze Medal in the All India Exhibition of Art at Ambala Cantonment in 1990.
Junior Fellowship by Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD, Dept. of Culture in the field of Visual Art for 1997-99.

Curator-ship (a few mentions):

'Passage into Human Space' an exhibition of graphics by M.F.Husain, 17th Sept. 2003 to 15th Oct. 2003, Café Sunrise, Pune.

'Raja Ravi Varma' an exhibition of Oleographs by Raja Ravi Varma, ranging between 1894to 1901, 17th Oct. 2003 to 1st Nov. 2003, Café Sunrise and Waves Art Gallery, Pune.

'Party of Life', an exhibition of graphics by 16 of the most internationally acclaimed Indian Artists, Including Akbar Padamsee, Anjolie Ela Menon, Arpita Singh, B Prabha, F N Souza, Paritosh Sen, Paresh Maity and Sunil Das. 19th Dec. to 25th Dec. 2003, Waves Art Gallery, Pune.


Ameya B, Flat # 22,
B. T. Kawade Road, Opp. Brahma Baug,
Pune 411036
m. +91 9860480681

Few private & corporate collectors apart from various collectors in India & abroad:

The National Stadium, Balewadi, Pune
PRAJ House, Pune
Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd, Khadki, Pune
S H Daya, Ex-Sheriff of Mumbai
Alliance Françoise de Poona
Vijay Shinde (Eminent Artist)
Mr. S H Raza (Eminent Painter), Paris
DishnetDSL Pvt. Ltd (formerly E T H Research Lab), Pune
Satyam Computers & Systems Ltd., Pune
Jobcurry.com, Pune & Mumbai
Arti Kirloskar, Private Collector, Pune
RPG-LS, Pune
Metric Consultancy Ltd., Pune
Bharat Bambawale (Regional Business Director -Unilever Lowe & Partners Asia Pacific)
PYC Hindu Gymkhana sports club.


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